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Waves (2019)Waves (2019)

Waves (2019)

A risk-taking drama for the fans of HBO's Euphoria

Drama, Romance

best
THE VERY BEST

8.7

movie

United States of America, USA Canada

English

Gripping, Slice-of-Life, Suspenseful

2019

Trey Edward Shults

Alexa Demie, Bill Wise, Clifton Collins Jr.

136 min

Synopsis

A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unexpected tragedy.

Our Take

8.7
Bilal Zouheir

A beautifully shot movie about a high-schooler who’s pushed by his father to always work and exercise the hardest. He aces his exams and always wins at wrestling, but nothing is ever good enough for the father and there is no margin for error. When things with both his body and his relationship start going wrong, his existence comes crashing down. This movie has two parts, and it takes a lot of narrative risks, but the beautiful camera work and believable characters land every single risk. It’s an incredible achievement and a movie that should have gotten much more attention than it did.

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melavin

Two extremely good movies in one. Must watch if you love Frank Ocean because several of his songs are used in the soundtrack. Easy watch.

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